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Date Title Author Recipient Summary
May 12, 1794 Estimate of Timber Joshua Humphreys Henry Knox Regards estimate of timber for 49 gun ships.
October 17, 1794 Henry Knox decision on the issue of pine or oak for the frigates Henry Knox Tench Coxe Knox reports that he has read the reports on the merits of oak and pine for the frigates. While he respects the opinion of Joshua Humphreys, he believes that the experience in the use of pine beams is not so mature and conclusive as to warrant their use in frigate construction. Decides to adhere to use of oak beams. Cites the sanction of experience and the best maritime nations. Spar may be of...
October 5, 1796 Discussion of Pine Planks for Frigate, & Contract for the Same Gelman Gale Josiah Fox Letter, discusses contract to supply pine plank; discusses plank for Frigates.
October 17, 1794 Regarding the beams of the frigates and the merits of oak and pine Henry Knox Tench Coxe Knox brings up the issue of whether oak or pine should be used for the frigates. Asks if Coxe is in possession of any opinions on the subject. Asks to transmit papers, Captain Truxton's included.
August 10, 1799 Receipt for pine table Caleb Swan John Bamfield Caleb Swan receipt $19.00 to John Banfield for pine table.
July 14, 1796 Orders to locate articles related to frigate construction [not available] Josiah Fox Orders to Josiah Fox to locate certain articles, to include masts, spars, pine planks, white oak planks, pine scantling
October 16, 1794 Questions Use of Pitch Pine and White Oak for Naval Service Tench Coxe Henry Knox Refers to papers about pitch pine and white oak for beams in the naval service.
September 16, 1796 Discussion of Different Woods for Different Ship Components, & Placing of Guard at Shipyard Joshua Humphreys Josiah Fox Letter, directs yellow pine for quarter deck forecastle; discusses timber for Frigates; discusses guard hired to prevent theft & fire.
September 5, 1795 Joshua Humphreys' means of furnishing pitch pine plank for frigates [not available] Tench Francis Letter from Joshua Humphreys expressing his means of furnishing pitch pine plank for frigates submitted for consideration.
April 3, 1798 Request for Sale of White Pine & Yellow Oak Planks in Philadelphia Henry Knox Joshua Humphreys Knox informs Humphreys that he has a sizable quantity of white pine and yellow oak planks, and asks if Humphreys could inform him of the possibilities of selling the lumber in Philadelphia.
May 17, 1797 Request to pay proceeds from sale of oak and and pine timber [not available] Foreman Cheeseman Request to pay proceeds from sale of white oak and and pine timber to Samuel Meredith.
November 20, 1794 Questions about Wood used in Ship Building Tench Coxe Henry Knox Requests note about pitch pine beams for the lower deck of a ship built in Philadelphia. Notes dimensions furnished by the War Department with reference only to oak beams for ships built in places other than Philadelphia.
June 18, 1794 Three Quarter White Pine Boards Peter Hunt Samuel Hodgdon Hunt has sent by the bearer, Capt. [Garrret] Voorhis, 2,500 feet of three quarter white pine boards.
1798 Ship Timber and Planking to be Procurred Unknown Author [not available] A list of timber and planking to be procured from six sources.
October 22, 1794 Letter from Henry Knox to Tench Coxe on sizes of beams and the issue of pine or oak Henry Knox Tench Coxe Letter from Henry Knox to Tench Coxe on sizes of beams; lower and gun decks to be of white oak. Knox withdraws his objection to Joshua Humphreys and Captain Barry on the use of pine for beams for the 44 gun ship to be built in Philadelphia.
April 12, 1797 Letter from the War Office to the Secretary of the Treasury regarding sales of white oak and pine timber out of navy yard at New York [not available] Oliver Wolcott, Jr. Refers to enclosure which exhibits accounts of sale of white oak and pine timber out of the navy yard at New York.
August 15, 1791 Visit to Pine Grove Furnace, Etc. Richard Parker William Knox Parker notes that he has visited Pine Grove Furnace and has not found one single [?] of any dimension. Thornburgh, Arthur & Co. only agreed to make them if they had a specific order from the War Department that would pay them 45-50 pounds [currency] each. If Knox agrees to these terms, Parker can have wagons sent on directly to transport them.
August 5, 1794 New England Pine for ship construction Joshua Humphreys Tench Coxe Joshua Humphreys, an influential shipbuilder, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of New England pine for the use of frigate construction. Coxe is Commissioner of the Revenue.
September 21, 1796 Request to select, sort, and deliver some timbers and planks to Boston and Portsmouth New Hampshire [not available] Jacob Sheafe Request to Jacob Sheaffe to send some pieces of live oak and plank, whether oak or pine, to Boston and to send some live oak or pine as selected by Josiah Fox, for the frigate to be constructed at Portsmouth New Hampshire. Discusses the means of selection, sorting and valuation of timbers.
May 5, 1797 Regarding upper deck beams of pitch pine and procurement of materials from Portsmouth New Hampshire [not available] Henry Jackson Tench Francis reports that upper deck beams of pitch pine have not yet arrived at Boston. Constructor is authorized to use oak beams in lieu. There are several pieces of live oak timber and plank at Portsmouth New Hampshire. Naval Agent there has been contacted to deliver these to Boston. Report any material deficiencies.
July 14, 1796 Regarding the Procurement of Ship Timbers for Frigates James McHenry Josiah Fox Directs Fox to find sources for masts, spars, and planks of specific dimensions.
July 24, 1796 Request for Procurement of Shipbuilding Materials: Masts, Spars, Planks, & Scantling James McHenry Josiah Fox Asks for information on how certain shipbuilding materials, with precise measurements be obtained: masts, spars, planks, and scantling.
October 9, 1796 News of the Day William Vans Murray James McHenry Murray writes a breezy, friendly letter to McHenry, in which he discusses local politics, and general news.
December 29, 1798 List of articles purchased by Ebenezer Stevens. Ebenezer Stevens [not available] Document lists articles purchased by Ebenezer Stevens, Agent of War Department between the date of his appointment and 30 November 1798.
August 4, 1795 Return for Logs Daniel Tingley Timothy Pickering Tingley writes Pickering to inform him that the oak and pine logs issued to the constructor have been sawed into planks and are ready for seasoning. Tingley also notes that he was not aware that the hogsheads of rum were under his jurisdiction, and will rectify this mistake along with any other omissions that may have resulted unintentionally.